Sarbanes, Maryland Congressional Delegation Announce Nearly $2.4 Million in Federal Support for Maryland Renters and Homeowners Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and the Maryland Congressional Delegation today announced $2,377,692 in federal funding for Maryland renters and homeowners struggling with the economic impact of COVID-19.

Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FY20 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grants. It will support counseling services to help Marylanders improve their housing conditions and resolve any issues with meeting rent or mortgage obligations.

“Maryland families continue to grapple with the economic fallout of this pandemic – especially the fear and stress that come with trying to meet rent or mortgage obligations,” the lawmakers said. “Our constituents are looking for a lifeline and, as a delegation, we want to ensure that the federal government delivers helpful resources during this challenging time.”

The lawmakers continued: “Alongside robust support for new housing vouchers, expanded affordable housing capacity and time-sensitive financial support, Marylanders will now have the opportunity to connect with housing counselors to help them meet the financial challenges of this public health emergency.”

This new round of federal grant funding includes:

  • $1,626,403 for Homefree USA in Riverdale/Prince George’s County
  • $340,489 for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Maryland and Delaware, Inc., (CCSMD) in Columbia/Howard County
  • $65,623 for Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc. (HIP) in Hyattsville/Prince George’s County
  • $57,274 for Centro de Apoyo Familiar/Center for Assistance Families in Riverdale/Prince George’s County
  • $36,249 for Harford County Housing Agency in Bel Air/Harford County
  • $28, 724 Washington County Community Action Council (WCCAC) in Hagerstown/Washington County
  • $25,627 for Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action in Hughesville/Charles
  • $25,002 for Home Partnership, Inc. (HPI) in Joppa/Harford County
  • $24,997 for Arundel Community Development Service, Inc. in Annapolis/Anne Arundel County
  • $22,725 for Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. (HNDP) in Hagerstown/Washington County
  • $22,578 for Diversified Housing Development, Inc. in Windsor Mill/Baltimore County
  • $20,300 for Garyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center, Inc., in Baltimore City
  • $19,529 for Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc., in Baltimore City
  • $18,621 for Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission, Inc. in Cumberland/Allegany County
  • $12,686 for Shore Up! Inc. in Salisbury/Wicomico